Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas Sheet Music Collection:

An Inventory of the Texas Sheet Music Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1836-1962, undated, bulk 1896-1912



Overview

Title: Texas sheet music collection
Dates: 1836-1962, undated
Dates: bulk 1896-1912
Abstract: The Texas sheet music collection is an artificial collection consisting of 351 pieces of American sheet music (including some duplicates) dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. The collection demonstrates the wide variety of popular sheet music published in the United States during this time. In addition to music of general interest as exemplars of broader American culture, there are works that more specifically pertain to Texas, including patriotic and political music associated with Texas as both a republic and a state. This aspect of the collection includes several music manuscripts presumably given as gifts to Texas elected officials, and a two-volume bound collection of printed sheet music (mostly American, but also German) belonging to Caroline "Carrie" Lederer Berger (1858-1933), a resident of San Antonio.
Quantity: 5.25 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written prominately in English, with some Spanish, German, French, and Italian included.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Historical Note

Though the American music publishing industry exploded in the mid-19th century, its roots stretch back to the 1780s with the arrival of Alexander Reinagle (1756-1809) from England. While Reinagle was not the first composer to work in America, his importance is in being the first music publisher of significance in the young nation. Teaming with the Philadelphia-based engraver John Aitken, Reinagle published only a small number of pieces (16 between 1787 and 1792); while this output is miniscule when compared to the production of contemporaneous European music publishers, the fact that he was actively publishing music for sale to the public, as well as importing European music and acting as a music teacher (and presumably selling music to his students), is significant.

Reinagle's earliest involvements with music publishing and dissemination also show the earliest stages of a so-called "Great Divide" in American music that has purportedly existed since the earliest days of independence. This divide refers to the differences encountered between two distinct types of music common in many musical cultures: composers' music and performers' music. Composers' music is best described as that for which the composer's intentions are held as most important, with the performer's duty being to carry out those wishes, conveyed via the musical notation, with few or no alterations. Performers' music, on the other hand, placed the authority into the hands of the performers, with audience accessibility and enjoyment being paramount. This gave arrangers and performers a great deal of latitude to alter nearly any aspect of the music in order to better suit specific performances. In fact, composers of performers' music often only provided a skeleton from which to start, writing under the assumption that musicians would make changes as necessary.

Reinagle himself composed both types of music: a piano sonata written in the late 1780s that remained unpublished until 1978 (an excellent exemplar of early American composers music), and a popular song called "America, Commerce, and Freedom," published in 1794. The piano sonata contains many performance directions from the composer, including tempo, articulation, and dynamic markings; only tasteful ornamentation is left to the performer. The popular song, on the other hand, is much simpler, consisting of two lines of music. The upper line alternates between the vocal line and an instrumental part (presumably the right hand of a keyboard part), while the bottom line consists of a simple bass line. The piece as written is incredibly simple, and almost begs for elaboration. For example, one assumes the accompaniment was meant to be a keyboard, but one could add a cello or bass doubling the lower line, and the keyboard player could add harmonies implied by the motion of the vocal and bass lines. Or, an instrument such as a violin or flute, could double the vocal line, or even replace the voice on one verse.

The "Great Divide" continued through the period represented by this collection, and in many ways persists to the present. In the 19th century, there was often much overlap between the performers of both types of music (meaning many musicians straddled the line between the two), and often composers' music was treated in the same easily rearranged manner as performers' music (this was most notable in the case of opera, which was often reworked or rewritten for specific audiences and tastes). The exchange of ideas went both ways as well, with composers of art music such as Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), Edward MacDowell (1860-1908), Charles Ives (1874-1954) and even Bohemian-born Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) readily incorporating elements of folk and popular music into their serious compositions.

As the century progressed, and particularly as the national economy recovered from the effects of the Civil War, the music publishing industry continued to grow. In the last decades of the 19th century into the first decades of the 20th century, new styles, most notably ragtime and jazz, proved to be popular both with live music audiences and home-based users of newly emerging radio technology. Both of these audiences were avid consumers of printed sheet music. As before, composers continued to operate in both the serious and popular spheres, though the dividing lines between these two broad styles (lines that have only since the 1970s and 1980s begun to blur and break down) were becoming more strongly drawn. George Gershwin (1898-1937) was one Jazz Age composer of classical music who also found a great deal of success in composing Tin Pan Alley-style popular songs and musicals. This music directly influenced his art music, particularly Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and the tone poem An American in Paris (1928); even the more traditional Piano Concerto in F major (1925) shows the strong influence of jazz in his work.

Sheet music production began to drop off as recording technology became more widespread. Once consumers were able to purchase a recording of their favorite songs, they no longer needed to purchase sheet music versions of these songs for performance in their homes. Sheet music was still produced, but in nowhere near the quantities as in its heyday in the 1880s, 1890s, and at the turn of the 20th century. Eventually, recorded music would come to occupy the place that sheet music once had in the lives of Americans. Despite this falling off in quantity and importance, the years during which the American sheet music industry was at its height represent one of the high points in the history of American public music.

(Source: Richard Crawford, America’s Musical Life: A History, New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2001.)


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Texas sheet music collection contains 351 pieces of American sheet music (including some duplicates) covering over a century of American and Texan history, dating 1836-1962, and undated, bulk 1896-1912. The vast majority of the items in the collection are printed sheet music, while the remainder is made up of music manuscripts or items found with the sheet music, such as letters, poems, or lyric sheets.

This collection demonstrates the breadth of the types of sheet music published in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and includes music on several topics, including the American Civil War, patriotism, love, war, politics, and religion. Furthermore, a significant number of the items are pieces of music pertaining directly to Texas; these pieces include manuscripts of songs written by citizens and submitted to politicians as gifts (including songs about John Nance Garner, Miriam Amanda Ferguson, James Stephen Hogg, Pat Morris Neff, W. Lee O'Daniel and William H. Taft), songs published by the composer or lyricist, and music relating to Texas politicians and history, including the Alamo. Also, there are several examples of songs with lyrics pertaining to both the War for Texan Independence and the Mexican-American War, directly relating to Texas' history as both an independent republic and as a state. This collection would be of interest to researchers in a number of fields, including musicology, Texas history, and the history of popular culture. Political and military historians may also have an interest the intersection between music/performing arts and political history.

Patrons should be aware that some of the songs contain vulgar, racist, sexist, and/or otherwise offensive language due to cultural mores of the time period from which this collection originates.


 

Organization of the Collection

The records are organized into three series and nine subseries.
Vocal music, 1836-1962, undated, 3.6 cubic ft.
  • War songs, 1844-1959, 0.15 cubic ft.
  • Patriotic songs, 1836-1962, undated, 0.7 cubic ft.
  • Political songs, 1902-1939, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Sentimental songs, about 1845-1949, undated, 1.75 cubic ft.
  • Religious songs, 1902-1924, 0.05 cubic ft.
  • Songs from theatrical productions, 1900-1949, 0.4 cubic ft.
  • Miscellaneous and uncategorized songs, 1836-1911, 0.45 cubic ft.
Instrumental music, 1836-1925, undated, 1.4 cubic ft.
  • Music for piano solo, 1836-1924, undated, 1 cubic ft.
  • Music for other instrumental combinations, 1885-1925, undated, 0.4 cubic ft.
Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks, before 1880, 0.25 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Technical Requirements

Due to age and condition, certain items may require assistance to view or may be unavailable for research until preservation measures have been undertaken.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda, 1875-1961.
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967.
Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906.
Neff, Pat Morris, 1871-1952.
O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Subjects:
History--Texas.
Patriotic music--United States.
Popular music--United States.
Patriotic music--Texas.
Music Manuscripts.
Songs with piano.
Piano music.
Marches (Piano).
Piano music (Waltzes).
Ragtime music.
Places:
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Manuscripts (document genre)--Music--1836-1962.
Sheet music--1836-1962.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the subjects covered by the collection. The listing is not exhaustive.

Baylor University, Crouch Music Library
Frances G. Spencer Collection of American Popular Sheet Music
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo
Katherine McGowen Brashear Sheet Music and Autograph Albums, 1838-1861, Col 13529
University of Texas at Austin, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Natchez Trace Sheet Music Collection
Texas Composers Collection, 1836-1968
Friend, Kate, Music Collection, 1890-1920
Venth, Carl, Papers, 1885-1959
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Historic American Sheet Music Collection
University of California at Los Angeles, Music Library – Performing Arts Special Collections
Digital Archive of Popular American Music
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Music Library
19th-Century American Sheet Music Collection
University of Oregon, Knight Library
Historic Sheet Music Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2015/083.

Unknown accession information for main body of collection. The Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks were integrated into this collection on September 21, 1983. An accession number was assigned for control purposes on January 14, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed and described by Billy Traylor, student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information, January to May 2014

Revisions to EAD, Aditi Worcester, January 2015


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Vocal music, 1836-1962, undated,
3.6 cubic ft.

The Texas sheet music collection demonstrates the breadth of published sheet music in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a significant portion relating to Texas. Nearly all of the music in this series is for solo voice with piano accompaniment, dating 1836-1962 and undated. The complexity of the accompaniment is widely variable, from simple chordal settings to fully worked-out accompaniments similar to those found in the Lieder of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Robert Schumann (1810-1856). There are a small number of works for two voices and piano as well as four-part choruses with and without keyboard accompaniment (or with an optional piano accompaniment, usually doubling the voices).
Organization
These records were organized into seven subseries:
War songs, 1844-1959, 0.15 cubic ft.
Patriotic songs, 1836-1962, undated, 0.7 cubic ft.
Political songs, 1902-1939, 0.1 cubic ft.
Sentimental songs, about 1845-1949, undated, 1.75 cubic ft.
Religious songs, 1902-1924, 0.05 cubic ft.
Songs from theatrical productions, 1900-1949, 0.4 cubic ft.
Miscellaneous and uncategorized songs, 1836-1911, 0.45 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and the subseries), Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
War songs, 1844-1959,
0.15 cubic ft.
The War songs subseries is comprised of compositions that take as their subject the various wars in which the United States has participated since the 1830s, including the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The works in this subseries most significant to the collection’s nature as a manifestation of Texan culture are those pertaining to the War for Texan Independence and the Mexican-American War. Compositions date from 1844-1959.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), War songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-1 37 "Cerro Gordo," Henry P. Grattan, 1844
32 "Field of Monterrey," M. Dix Sullivan, 1846
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2015/083-3 111 "The Battle of Buena Vista," Charles Grobe, 1847
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2015/083-1 43 "Maid of Monterrey," J.H. Hewitt, 1848
14 "Minute-Men, Form!," [unidentified composer/lyricist], 1860
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2015/083-2 84 "Confederate Re-Union Song," John M. Richardson, about 1891
97 "Don't Cheer, They're Dying," Ida Pender Pierson, 1902
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2015/083-7 302 "The Soldier's Last Farewell," John Hobson, 1906
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2015/083-4 191 "Don't Scorn the Sailor," Harry P. Moore, 1907
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2015/083-2 92 "The Veteran's Parade," Lawrence Purcher Hext, 1907
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2015/083-3 114 "Under, On, and Above the Sea," Joseph Jefferson Burris, 1959
Patriotic songs, 1836-1962, undated,
0.7 cubic ft.
Though many of the pieces in the War songs subseries are by their very nature patriotic, there are other songs in the collection with a patriotic theme that are not associated with any armed conflict. These pieces often employ sentimental language and imagery with the intent to arouse strong emotional attachment to the subject of the text, usually the United States or Texas (both as a republic and a state). Many of these songs describe the geography or history of their subjects in positive and sentimental manners. Notable in this subseries is a song composed by Governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, and two copies of "Texas, Our Texas," the official state song, signed by the composer, lyricist, Governor Pat Neff, and Texas Senator Margie Neal. Pieces date 1836-1962, and undated.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by composer and/or lyricist. Undated pieces are listed at the end of this subseries.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Patriotic songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-2 83 "The Flag of Texas - A Patriotic Song," A.F. Winnemore, 1836
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-1 20 "The Yellow Rose of Texas," J.K., 1858
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-2 78 "The Fall of the Alamo," Francis Nona and others, 1879
94 "The Texian Heroes' Song," Traditional/Mary Hunt McCaleb, 1885
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-1 15 "The Pirates' Isle, No More," H.A. Lebermann and W.A. Hogan, 1889
5 "Flag With the Single Star," Frank B. Herrle and Mrs. Nettie P. Houston Bringhurst, 1893
17 "The Terrible Texas Storm," Thomas J. Kelly, 1900
38 "In the Shadow of the Sacred Alamo," William H. Matchette and Thomas M. Bowers, 1902
11 "Texas, A Patriotic Song," Edmund and C. Appleyard, about 1902
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
1 "Flag Song of Texas," Aldridge B. Kidd and Lee C. Harby, 1903
[Duplicates in Box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-5 209 "Gee, But Ain't America a Grand Old Place," Chris Smith, 1909
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2015/083-7 337 "I Want to Be in Dixie," Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder, 1912
311 "Corpus Christi, Texas, On the Bay," W.J. Hartz, 1915
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2015/083-1 44 "O, Fair New Mexico," Elizabeth Garrett, 1915
12 "Texas, the Lone Star State," Mrs. Lula Sutton Williams, 1916
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-3 116 "The Bluebonnet Song," Henry Leberman and Augusta Loughery, 1917
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2015/083-1 18 "Texas Bluebonnet Song," Julia D. Owen, 1922
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2015/083-2 73 "Grand Old Friendly Texas," W.T. Betts and J.W. Torbett, 1925
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2015/083-7 316 "Texas, Our Texas," William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright, 1925
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2015/083-2 74 "Texas, Shine On Forever," Rudolph Kleberg, 1925
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2015/083-1 3 "Texas State Song," Lena Milam and Aline Michaelis, 1925
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2015/083-2 68 "Texas: The Lone Star State," Jean Armour Granger and Perle Perkins Harper, 1925
75 "Texas, Triumphant," Mary I. Crosby, 1925
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2015/083-1 4 "Spirit of the Alamo," Cal Cohen, 1926
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2015/083-2 91 "By the Waters of the Old Blue Guadalupe," Naomi Ollre and Lenore Hampton, 1927
70 "Texas! Great Texas!," Sally B. Matthews Chambers, 1927
81 "United States Flag Hymn," L.Z. Phillips and Adam C. Perkins, 1927
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2015/083-1 19 "Bluebonnet Time," William J. Marsh, 1928
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
16 "Rio Grande Valley Home," L.F. Boling and the Forty and Eight Quartette, 1928
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2015/083-7 351 "Blue Bonnet Time, Love Waltz," John Edwin Gaskell, 1929
328 "Beautiful Texas," W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, 1933
333 "I'd Like to Be in Texas (For the Roundup in the Spring)," [Unidentified composer/lyricist], 1935
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2015/083-2 77 "Flower of Texas," Dot Echols Orum and Evelyn Hornsby, 1936
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2015/083-7 345 "Texas Rangers," Traditional [Unidentified composer/lyricist], 1936
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2015/083-1 6 "God Bless America," Irving Berlin, 1939
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2015/083-2 89 "All-American Salute, "[March], Frank Wuttge, Jr., 1944
76 "Ah! Mocking Bird Sing," Daisy Glick Stevenson, 1945
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2015/083-7 323 "Across the Alley from the Alamo," Joe Greene, 1947
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2015/083-3 106 "That's Texas," Eloise Milam, 1950
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2015/083-1 29 "Gentlemen of Virginia," Samuel E. Asbury, 1951
31 "James Butler Bonham's Carolina Carol," Samuel E. Asbury, 1951
30 "The Valley of Humiliation," Samuel E. Asbury, 1951
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2015/083-2 69 "Everything is Big in Texas," Paul S. Jenkins, 1962
61 "10 Homeland Songs - Anthem of Gonzales, et al.," Naomi Ollre Ocker and Lenore Hampton, undated
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2015/083-3 115 "My Land Texas," Traditional/Caroline C. Swan, undated
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2015/083-2 71 "Oh Texas, My Texas," William H. Barrett, undated
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2015/083-7 315 "Texas," Mrs. W.P Hudgins, undated
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2015/083-2 72 "Texas Land of Liberty," Jackson Leslie, undated
65 "The Story of the Star," Ulala Howard Burnett, undated
Political songs, 1902-1939,
0.1 cubic ft.
The items in the Political songs subseries are almost exclusively songs written in support or in honor of specific political figures, including Governors James S. Hogg and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, Vice President John Nance Garner, and President William Howard Taft. In an era before television and internet campaign advertisements, music was used as a tool to increase support for a specific candidate or political viewpoint in addition to print advertisements and stump speeches. Included here are songs relating to labor unions and political movements. Compositions date from 1902-1939.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Political songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-2 95 "Governor Hogg in London," Ida Pender Pierson, 1902
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2015/083-6 261 "I'm a Johnnie Mitchell Man," Thomas J. Fern and Charles Fern, 1906
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2015/083-4 152 "B-I-Double L Bill," Rosie Lloyd and Monroe Rosenfeld, 1908
190 "I Can Start a Little Nation of MY Own," W. Raymond Walker, Ballard McDonald, and Jeff T. Branen, 1911
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2015/083-2 64 "Texas Ma," Mrs. R.C. (Hettie) Hankins, 1925
[Manuscript]
Sentimental songs, about 1845-1949, undated,
1.75 cubic ft.
This subseries is comprised of examples from the parlor song genre, pertaining to a wide variety of human emotions and experiences including love, joy, death, longing, and disappointment. Others do not appeal directly to one emotion or experience, but rather use emotional and/or humorous imagery to tell a story. The most commonly encountered songs in this series are love songs, whether extolling the virtues of romantic love in general, or expressing amorous feelings held by the speaker and directed toward the object of affection. The language, as expected, is often highly flowery as well as chaste in nature. Death songs, on the other hand, are more somber, and often include religious/spiritual imagery. Some of the songs found herein do pertain to Texas, but not in a manner meant to elicit patriotic feelings, thus their inclusion here rather than in the Patriotic songs subseries. Compositions date from about 1845-1949 and undated.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sentimental songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-2 88 "When the Night Wind Bewaileth or Never More, Never More," William B. Dempster and Epes Sargent, about 1845
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2015/083-5 231 "Ma Black Tulip," Charles K. Harris, 1890
217 "My Mary," N. Branham Wood and James Whitcomb Riley, 1890
218 "Thou'll Not Forget," Rose M. Eversole and Elizabeth K. Reynolds, 1890
239 "Only a Tear-Stained Message," Paul B. Armstrong, 1897
219 "Three Roses Red," Homer A. Norris and Meribah Reed, 1897
203 "Gathering Roses From the Dell," Mary Allen, 1898
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2015/083-7 307 "Whose Baby is 'ou?," M.B. Streeter, 1899
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2015/083-6 285 "Heigh Ho! My Lassie," Ben Lowen, 1900
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2015/083-7 303 "Magdaline My Southern Queen," Rosamond Johnson, Bob Cole, and J.W. Johnson, 1900
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2015/083- 304 "My Little Jungle Queen," Ernest Hogan, Theodore Northrop, and James O'Dea, 1900
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2015/083-7 338 "Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow," Harry von Tilzer and Andrew B. Sterling, 1901
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2015/083-4 159 "I'm Satisfied With What I'm Getting Now," Harry Jonnes and Al Wilber, 1901
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2015/083-7 301 "Tell Me Will My Dream Come True," George H. Bramhall and Arthur J. Lamb, 1901
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2015/083-5 247 "Fetch Over the Canoe," Frances Armstrong Woods and William Lightfoot Visscher, 1902
208 "In Happy Dreamland," W.V. Reynolds, 1902
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2015/083-2 99 "Two Lessons I Learned in a Cotton Field," Ida Pender Pierson, 1902
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2015/083-5 250 "Wear a White Rose If You Love Me," George Schleiffarth and Arthur J. Lamb, 1902
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2015/083-6 268 "Bamboo Baby (Plantation Lullaby)," Adam Geibel and Richard Henry Buck, 1903
256 "If Thou Wilt Be Mine Alone," Fred L. Ryder and Thomas H. Fletcher, 1903
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2015/083-5 206 "The Lily and the Rose," Fred L. Ryder and James P. Whedon, 1903
237 "If You Are There," Charles Bishop, 1904
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2015/083-6 279 "Lad and Lassie," Leo Oehmler and James Deming White, 1904
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2015/083-5 222 "The Secret of the Violet," Earl LaFarge and Eileen Massey, 1904
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-7 313 "The Time of Roses," George Lowell Tracy and William H. Gardner, 1904
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2015/083-6 291 "Come and Be My Juliet," B. Allison Grote, 1905
286 "Down by the Old Garden Gate," Anna Rheinhold, 1905
273 "Grandmother's Love Letters," Charles Bishop and Janet Gordon, 1905
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2015/083-2 96 "I Have Your Message Jamie Lad," Eugene Kaeuffer and Ida Pender Pierson, 1905
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2015/083-6 282 "I Wonder If You Know My Heart is Breaking," Ernest S. Erdman and Frank W. Sterns, 1905
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
275 "In the Moonlight With the Girl You Love," Edward Stanley, 1905
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2015/083-4 200 "Just a Little Empty Stocking," Charles Bishop and Janet Gordon, 1905
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2015/083-6 266 "My Gal Sal (or They Called Her Frivolous Sal)," Paul Dresser, 1905
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2015/083-5 233 "My Home and Sweetheart Down in Dixie," Francis Marion and Janet Gordon, 1905
244 "On the Old Virginia Shore," Edward Gabriel and Dorothy Browning, 1905
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
223 "Promise That You'll Be True," Gordon Bingham and Eileen Massey, 1905
232 "Sing the Song You Sang in Days of Old," Edward Gabriel and Arthur Gillespie, 1905
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2015/083-7 306 "Every Girl Should Have a Beau," Edward Gabriel and Arthur Gillespie, 1906
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2015/083-3 101 "I Have Heard That Song Before," Ida Pender Pearson, 1906
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2015/083-6 251 "Non e Ver," Tito Mattei, 1906?
280 "There's Only One Sweetheart For Me," Francis Marion and Dorothy Browning, 1906
284 "When the Silver Moon Shines O'er the Lake," Ellis Fanning and Mildred Fisher, 1906
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-3 119 "Where the Sweet Kentucky Flows," Berny Berners, 1906
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-5 211 "By the Fountain," Stephen Adams and F.E. Weatherly, 1907
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2015/083-3 102 "Friends of My Childhood, Good-Bye," Laura E. Newell and Ida Pender Pearson, 1907
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2015/083-7 331 "San Antonio Song," Egbert van Alstyne and Harry Williams, 1907
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2015/083-5 215 "The Golden Links Are Broken," Monroe H. Rosenfeld, 1908
248 "I want to Be Loved Like a Leading Lady," Herman Avery Wade and Paul West, 1908
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2015/083-4 157 "I'd Like to See You Get Along (on Crutches)," George A. Norton, 1908
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2015/083-6 270 "I'll Be Home at Harvest Time," Alfred Solman and Arthur J. Lamb, 1908
299 "Isn't it Queer How Lovers Like to Spoon?," Alfred G. Robyn and Thomas T. Railey, 1908
257 "The Kiss of Long Ago," Irma Abercrombie, 1908
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2015/083-5 214 "My Little Texas Queen," Sam Schiller, 1908
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2015/083-6 287 "My Own Cape Jasmin," L.D. Richards and Thomas M. Donaldson, 1908
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2015/083-5 220 "Sweet Love, Stay in My Garden," Walter Pulitzer, 1908
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2015/083-6 277 "Told in the Twilight," Violet E. Campbell and Charles J. Campbell, 1908
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2015/083-5 249 "Was it You," Alfred Solman and Paul West, 1908
236 "When the Parson Said the Words that Made Us One," S.R. Henry and William Cahill, 1908
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2015/083-4 188 "Bamboo Baby," Albert C. Murphy and Ballard Macdonald, 1909
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2015/083-5 226 "Down at the Kissing Gate, Kate," Albert C. Murphy and Ballard Macdonald, 1909
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2015/083-4 153 "The Easiest Way," Walter Pulitzer and Eden E. Greville, 1909
156 "The Man From Home," Walter Pulitzer and Eden E. Greville, 1909
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2015/083-6 288 "Memories Rise When Shadows Fall," Barclay Walker and Ballard Macdonald, 1909
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2015/083-5 243 "Waltz, My Little Girlie," Robert Stoltz and Ballard Macdonald, 1909
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2015/083-6 290 "Chimes of Long Ago," Alfred Solman and Ballard Macdonald, 1910
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2015/083-5 235 "Love Me, Dearie," Charles K. Champlin, 1910
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2015/083-6 274 "Mountain Maiden," Deems Taylor and William LeBaren, 1910
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2015/083-5 246 "Nowhere," Alexander Maloof and Milton Goldsmith, 1910
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2015/083-3 147 "Stop Your Blushing Rosie," Monroe Rosenfeld and Lewis and Bennett [sic], 1910
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2015/083-5 227 "You Stole My Gal," Jeff T. Branen and Lange [sic], 1910
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2015/083-6 271 "You Will Never Know (Tu Ne Sauras Jamais!)," Joseph Rico and Ballard Macdonald, 1910
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2015/083-5 205 "Because Dear Heart 'Tis You I Love," Marie White, 1911
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
221 "Do You Remember the Last Waltz?," Bennett Scott and A.J. Mills, 1911
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2015/083-6 259 "Hello! Summer!," W. Raymond Walker and Ballard Macdonald, 1911
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2015/083-5 241 "I Hear the Night Birds Trilling in the Green, Imogene," Norma Scott and Harry Allen, 1911
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2015/083-6 272 "Show Me How to Make Love," Richard Oswald and Alexander Morton, 1911
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2015/083-5 204 "Sweet Rosalie," Grey Sullivan and M. Barrett Edwards, 1911
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2015/083-3 148 "You've Made a Home Run With Me," Edna Williams and Thomas J. Gray, 1911
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2015/083-5 240 "Curly Locks," Jerome Phillips and Philip Allen, 1912
234 "Darby and Joan Song," E.F. Dusenberry and C.M. Denison, 1912
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2015/083-6 278 "If You'll be My Eve (I'll Build an Eden For You)," J. Rosamond Johnson and James W. Johnson, 1912
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2015/083-2 85 "Carita," C.L. Lyon and Arthur L. Carnahan, 1914
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-7 325 "When It's Moonlight on the Alamo," Fred Fischer and Alfred Bryan, 1914
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2015/083-3 117 "A Little Child Shall Lead," Mrs. F.L. Jaccard, 1916
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-7 340 "I'm Going Back to Texas and the Silvery Rio Grande," Bob Allan and Dave M. Allan, 1916
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2015/083-1 40 "Kisses," Gertrude Wilson and Sara Teasdale, 1917
35 "Dearest Girl I Know," Lillie M. Wilhite and D.M. Reedy, 1918
36 "Dixie Girl," Lillie M. Wilhite and D.M. Reedy, 1918
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2015/083-3 107 "Boats of Mine," Anne Stratton Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson, 1919
[Note: Arrangement for solo voice and piano; file contains three versions, for high, medium, and low voice.]
109 "Boats of Mine," Anne Stratton Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson, 1919
[Note: Arrangement for three-part chorus and piano]
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2015/083-1 45 "Parting at Morning," Anne Stratton Miller and Robert Browning, 1920
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2015/083-2 54 "Sweetheart of Mine," Gertrude Wilson, 1920
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2015/083-3 110 "Boats of Mine," Anne Stratton Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson, 1921
[Note: Arrangement for vocal duet and piano]
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2015/083-2 58 "Night-Song," Oscar T. Fox and Reginald M. Cleveland, 1922
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2015/083-7 322 "Rose of the Rio Grande," Harry Warren and Edgar Ross Gorman Leslie, 1922
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2015/083-3 108 "Boats of Mine," Anne Stratton Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson, 1923
[Arrangement for two-part chorus and piano]
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2015/083-1 39 "La Clavel," Katherine Allan Lively and Sigmund Speath, 1923
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2015/083-2 57 "Brookside," Oscar T. Fox and Richard Monckton Milnes, 1924
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
60 "Li'l Black Rose," David W. Guion and Marie Wardell, 1924
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-1 41 "Chinita: A Spanish Serenade," William J. Marsh, 1927
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
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2015/083-7 324 "Under a Texas Moon," Ray Perkins, 1929
330 "On the Winding Santa Fe," L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer, 1930
335 "My Texas Blue Bonnet," John Josey and Mrs. Walter Nix, 1931
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2015/083-1 46 "Will You Be My Honey On My Honeymoon?," Homer Bradley Miller, 1936
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2015/083-2 82 "Will You Come to the Bower?," Irish Folk Tune/Thomas [sic], 1936
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2015/083-7 341 "Moon Over the Rio Grande," Riche Morgan, 1938
339 "San Antonio Rose," Bob Willis, 1940
326 "San Antone," Gustave Benkhart, Charles Shisler, and Dorothy Benkhart, 1941
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2015/083-1 9 "My Little Texas Sweetheart," J. Charles McNeil and Billy Williams, 1942
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2015/083-2 80 "Her Face I See in Memory," Daisy Glick Stevenson, 1944
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2015/083-7 332 "Here's a Kiss For Texas," Sam H. Stept, 1944
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2015/083-2 79 "Star of My Dreams," Daisy Glick Stevenson, 1944
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2015/083-1 7 "I Found a Star in Texas," Bernie Clements and George Greene, 1945
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2015/083-7 342 "I Got a Gal in Galveston," Johnnie Williams and George Greene, 1949
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2015/083-5 210 "Beauty's Eyes," F. Paolo Tosti and F.E. Weatherly, undated
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2015/083-6 254 "The Gipsy Countess," Mrs. Stephen Crawford Glover, undated
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2015/083-5 228 "The Tyrolese and His Child," Philip Lange, undated
Religious songs, 1902-1924,
0.05 cubic ft.
The intersection of the Third Great Awakening (about 1850-1900) and the rise of the American sheet music industry led to a boom in production of songs of a religious or devotional nature. Some are overtly Christian, addressing topics related to Christ and salvation, while others are more broadly about general spirituality. These songs demonstrate sentimental lyrics similar to those found in other subseries. Compositions date from 1902-1924.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Religious songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-2 100 "Where Shall I Spend Eternity?," Ida Pender Pierson, 1902
62 "Tell Jesus to Come to the Phone," Laura Newell and Mrs. Ida Pender Pierson, 1905
56 "Life Eternal," Oscar T. Fox and William Henry Monk, 1923
[Duplicates in box 2015/083-8]
59 "O My Lawd, What Shall I Do?," David W. Guion, 1924
Songs from theatrical productions, 1900-1949,
0.4 cubic ft.
The mid to late 19th century in the United States saw the rapid rise of musical and non-musical theatre productions, as well as the phenomenon of blackface minstrelsy. In addition to shows and troupes based in specific theatres in larger population centers, traveling groups of musicians visited cities around the country performing for large crowds in cities large and small. These performances led to a demand for the music of the stage, with a piano reduction of the instrumental accompaniment, so that audiences could perform and hear their favorite numbers once the curtain had fallen and the production had moved on to the next town. Most of the examples found here are for solo voice, but there are some duets as well. Dates of the music are 1900-1949.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Songs from theatrical productions, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-5 216 "Once Upon a Time," Paul Lincke and Lila Cayley Robinson, 1900
212 "My Sambo," Isidore Whitmark, 1901
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2015/083-6 292 "Blooming Lize," Ben M. Jerome and Matt C. Woodward, 1902
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2015/083-7 312 "Mister Dooley," Jean Schwartz and William Jerome, 1902
336 "My Alamo Love," H.L. Heartz and Richard Carle, 1903
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2015/083-5 207 "Meet Me at the Masquerade," Paul Lincke and Harry R. Smith, 1904
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2015/083-3 150 "My Blue Bell From Baltimore," George Evans and Ren Shields, 1905
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2015/083-5 213 "The Gibson Widow," Alfred Solman and Paul West, 1908
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2015/083-6 255 "My Little Blarney Stone," Benjamin Hapgood Burt, John B. Lowitz, and B.H. Burt, 1908
260 "Phoebe Snow," Herman Avery Wade and Paul West, 1908
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2015/083-4 187 "Vera Violetta Waltz," Edmund Eysler and Roberta Leonard, 1908
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2015/083-6 281 "When Two Little Hearts Beat Together," Bruno Granichstaedten and Robert B. Smith, 1908
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2015/083-4 189 "I'll Go to Gay Paree," Felix Albini and Joseph W. Herbert, 1909
199 "I Like All Girls," Gustave Kerker and Arthur Anderson, 1910
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2015/083-3 149 "Tax the Bachelors," R.P. Weston, 1910
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2015/083-6 283 "Thy Thought, My Thought," Heinrich Berte and John L. Shine, 1910
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2015/083-4 158 "Down on the Farm," Jean Gilbert and Robert B. Smith, 1911
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2015/083-6 264 "Have You Ever Loved Any Other Girl?," Bennett Scott and J.P. Long, 1911
269 "If Love Were All," Ward-Stephens [sic] and Julie Helene Bigelow, 1911
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2015/083-4 154 "Kiss Me Just For Luck," Alfred G. Robyn and Thomas T. Railey, 1911
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2015/083-5 229 "Excuse Me Mister Moon," J. Rosamond Johnson and James W. Johnson, 1912
242 "Rita, My Marguerita," Victor Hollaender and William M. Hough, 1912
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2015/083-2 52 "Help Yourself, a 3-Act Comedy," Mollie Moore Godbold, 1926
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2015/083-7 319 "A Touch of Texas," Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser, 1942
327 "Every Day I Love You (Just a Little Bit More)," Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, 1948
320 "There's Music in the Land," Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, 1948
321 "The Big Movie Show in the Sky," Robert Emmett Dolan and Johnnie Mercer, 1949
Miscellaneous and uncategorized songs, 1836-1911,
0.45 cubic ft.
These songs fit into none of the above-mentioned categories and are generally songs either concerning no specific topic, or are singular examples of their type in the collection. Dates of the music are 1836-1911.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first, followed by composer and/or lyricist.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous and uncategorized songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-2 67 "Texas Marseillaise," (version 1), J.R.W., 1837
67 "Texas Marseillaise," (version 2), J. Freon or G.V.H. Forbes, 1836
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2015/083-4 196 "In Sheltered Nook," E.R. Kroger and Elizabeth K. Reynolds, 1899
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2015/083-7 309 "Old Jasper's Cake Walk," Saint Suttle, 1899
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2015/083-6 297 "I've Got Troubles of My Own," Rosamond Johnson, Bob Cole, and J.W. Johnson, 1900
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2015/083-5 245 "Roses, Kissed by the Sunshine," Maude Anita Hart, 1900
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2015/083-7 305 "When Finnegan Sang With the Band," John C. Fox and Kitty Mitchell, 1900
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2015/083-6 294 "Everybody Has a Whistle Like Me," Ed Rogers, 1901
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2015/083-5 238 "The Turkey and the Turk," Francis J. Bryant, 1901
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2015/083-4 192 "You Got to Be an Actor (If You Want to Stand In)," Jeffrey T. Branen, 1901
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2015/083-7 308 "Jolly Dolly," Roger Eliot Blaine and Clifton Arey Fox, 1903
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2015/083-6 298 "Alone In the Lighthouse Tower," Monroe Rosenfeld, 1904
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2015/083-4 160 "Wine, Wine, Wine," William J. Hyde, Hirsekorn and Selig [sic], 1905
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2015/083-5 201 "What the Clock Says and Round and Round the Hoop Goes," George L., 1906
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2015/083-6 295 "The Mississippi Stoker," Earl C. Jones, 1907
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2015/083-4 194 "Nobody's Satisfied," Bennett Scott and A.J. Mills, 1907
195 "Dear Little Jammy Face," Kennedy Russell, 1908
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2015/083-6 300 "Arrah Arabia," Dorothy Jardon and Edward Madden, 1908
267 "Down in Spaghetti Row," Benjamin B. Peyser, 1908
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2015/083-4 151 "I Want a Fine Little Steam-Yacht," Herman Avery Wade and Paul West, 1908
193 "Smiling Moon," Oscar Haase and Clifford Werner, 1908
197 "Ten Little Toes (or The Four Ages)," J.A. Glover-Kind and Stanhope [sic], 1908
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2015/083-6 293 "We'll All Go There Together," S.R. Henry and Ralph Bicknell, 1908
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2015/083-4 198 "I Ain't Afraid of the Policeman," Carleton G. Garretson, 1909
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2015/083-5 225 "Oh You! Slow Waltz," Toulmouche-Diodet [sic] and Ballard Macdonald, 1909
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2015/083-6 258 "Pony Maid," Harry J. Lincoln and Carl Loveland, 1909
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2015/083-4 155 "Sea, Sea, Sea," Bennett Scott and A.J. Mills, 1909
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2015/083-5 230 "Modulating Maude," J. Rosamond Johnson, Ballard Macdonald, and Charles A. Hunter, 1911



 

Instrumental music, 1836-1925, undated,
1.4 cubic ft.

The Texas sheet music collection demonstrates the breadth of published sheet music in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a significant portion relating to Texas. The vast majority of the music in this series is for piano, during the late 19th century. This instrument became more common in upper middle-class homes in the United States due to advances in mass production. Keyboard instruments had for centuries been a preferred instrument for young ladies, and the daughters of middle- and upper-class American households were often called upon to entertain guests by performing at the piano. The remainder of the music is for other instruments, predominantly strings (including guitar, mandolin, and violin), often performing together as trios and quartets. Those that are not trios or quartets are for a solo instrument with piano accompaniment, or for piano with more than one other instrument (e.g., violin, viola, cornet, trombone). Dates of the music are 1836-1925 and undated.
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries.
Music for piano solo, 1836-1924, undated, 1 cubic ft.
Music for other instrumental combinations, 1885-1925, undated, 0.4 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and the subseries), Instrumental music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Music for piano solo, 1836-1924, undated,
1 cubic ft.
Keyboard music was incredibly popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries and keyboard solos were the best selling of all types of instrumental sheet music in the time period covered by this collection. Mass-produced pianos, including spinets, uprights, and grands, became a common fixture in American parlors. Traveling keyboard virtuosi, most notably New Orleanian Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) drew large crowds to their concerts and inspired countless Americans to learn to play the piano, which led to the purchase of the compositions they composed and/or performed. The difficulty of this music ranges widely for skill levels. Works of a didactic nature are also included. The majority of the non-didactic pieces are marches or dances (primarily waltzes, polkas, and two-steps). Ragtime pieces, too, are represented in this subseries, owing to the popularity of that emerging style of music in the late 19th century. Compositions date from 1836-1924, and undated.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by composer(s).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Music for piano solo, Instrumental music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2015/083-3 105 "The Texian Grand March," Edwin Meyrick, 1836
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2015/083-1 42 "Funeral March," Matthias Keller, 1846
13 "General Taylor's Quick Step," Unidentified composer/lyricist, 1846
34 "Buena Vista Quick Step," Harry J. Lincoln and Carl Loveland, 1847
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2015/083-7 346 "Churubusco March," J.N. Beck, 1847
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2015/083-3 103 "The Vera Cruz Grand March," Francis Buck, 1847
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2015/083-1 28 "Rough and Ready Polka," James Bellak, 1848
27 "Smith's March," J.T. Martin, 1848
[Duplicates in Box 2015/083-8.]
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2015/083-7 350 "Minute-Men, Quickstep," C.M. Stephani, 1860
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2015/083-2 90 "Quadrilles and Sociables," Jacques Offenbach, 1868
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2015/083-1 33 "Bridal Flowers: Fuchsia Galop," Edward Hoffman, 1869
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2015/083-3 112 "General Houston's Grand March (from the melody "Allie Darling")," J. Tannenbaum, 1874
142 "Racquet Galop," E. Kate Simmons, 1878
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2015/083-2 66 "Texas Cowboy Waltzes (Introduction and Two Waltzes)," Mrs. Roy Thomson, 1886
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2015/083-1 10 "Texas State Capitol Grand Waltz," Leonora Rives, 1888
[Duplicates in Box 2015/083-8.]
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2015/083-2 93 "Gen. Webster Flanagan Grand March," J.C. Mizner, 1892
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2015/083-3 128 "Consolation," Frederick Boscovitz, 1896
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2015/083-1 26 "At a Georgia Campmeeting," Kerry Mills, 1897
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2015/083-4 182 "Happy Hannah Cake Walk," Thomas Havemeyer, 1898
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2015/083-1 50 "Ma Ragtime Baby," Fred S. Stone, 1898
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2015/083-3 134 "Orphan's Prayer," H. Zeiler, 1898
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2015/083-1 47 "Bandmaster," Charles Smith Tarbox, 1899
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2015/083-7 347 "Count Joseph Telfener Waltz," (originally El Cielo por un Beso), Unindentified composer/lyricist, 1899
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2015/083-3 132 "Omar, an Oriental Intermezzo," William Loraine, 1900
121 "Popular Glide Waltz," A.A. Ford, 1900
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2015/083-4 180 "Possum and Taters," Charles Hunter, 1900
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2015/083-3 143 "Sweethearts True Waltzes," Fred L. Ryder, 1901
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2015/083-7 310 "Old Time Dance," Gurlitt [sic], 1902
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2015/083-4 186 "Coon's Birthday," Paul Lincke, 1903
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2015/083-3 137 "Constabulary and Scouts a la Filipino," W.S. Wilson, 1904
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2015/083-4 177 "Dance of the Daisies," Earl LaFarge, 1904
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2015/083-3 144 "St. Louis Exposition," Fred L. Ryder, 1904
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2015/083-1 25 "Dance of the Wild Flowers," Percy Wenrich, 1905
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2015/083-3 127 "USA March," Al W. Brown, 1905
118 "Flowers of Spring," Earl LaFarge, 1906
124 "Message of Peace," H. Engelmann, 1906
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2015/083-4 173 "All the Candy Kelly," E. Harry, 1907
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2015/083-2 63 "The Bell County March," Julien Paul Blitz, 1907
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2015/083-3 123 "Flag Day March," J.S. Fearis, 1907
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2015/083-6 263 "Favorite Duets for Young Players," various composers, 1908
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2015/083-3 131 "King of the Forest," Abe Labosca, 1909
141 "King of Them All Rag," William Murray Simpson, 1909
122 "Rastus Rag," H.A. Fischler, 1909
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2015/083-2 87 "Yosemite," Lena Dancy Ledbetter, 1909
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2015/083-3 140 "Autumn Leaves," Eugene Mack, 1910
126 "A Bunch of Roses (El Punao de Rosas)," R. Chape, 1910
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2015/083-2 51 "High School March," Harold Spencer, 1910
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2015/083-1 22 "New Christian Endeavor March," Eugene Walter, 1910
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2015/083-4 185 "On the Bosphorus," Paul Lincke, 1910
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2015/083-1 21 "Roosevelt March," Percy Wenrich, 1910
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2015/083-3 120 "Robin Hood," R.G. Grady, 1910
139 "Royal Blue March," Eugene Mack, 1910
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2015/083-4 179 "T.P.G. Barn Dance," S.R. Henry, 1910
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2015/083-3 135 "Ronde d'Amour," N. von Westerhout, 1911
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2015/083-4 178 "Uncle Sam," F. Henri Klickmann, 1911
[Duplicates in Box 2015/083-8.]
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2015/083-3 129 "Brise de Mai (May Breezes)," Paul Beaumont, 1912
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2015/083-4 181 "Petite Tarantelle," Stephen Heller, 1912
184 "Ripples of the Allegheny," Harry J. Lincoln, 1912
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2015/083-3 138 "Sons of Destiny," F.H. Losey, 1912
113 "Ku Klux Kismet," Mary Gue, 1924
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2015/083-2 86 "Papageno Polka," Ludwig Stassny, after 1858
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2015/083-6 289 "Easy Airs Arranged Progressively," various composers, undated
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2015/083-1 24 "Exercises for Children," Louis Köhler, undated
23 Fleurs de Mai (Lily of the Valley), Sidney Smith, undated
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2015/083-3 125 "Golden Rain," C.V. Cloy, undated
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2015/083-4 174 Le Chant du Bivouac, Ketterer [sic], undated
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2015/083-3 130 "Marche aux Flambeaux," L. Streabbog, undated
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2015/083-1 2 "Texian Quick Step," Francis Prentiss, undated
Music for other instrumental combinations, 1885-1925, undated,
0.4 cubic ft.
The music in this subseries varies widely, consisting of mainly trios and quartets for different instruments, including violin, viola, guitar, mandolin, and cornet. Some of these ensembles include piano, while others do not, and virtually all of these pieces are listed as arrangements of previously existing works. Also included is a bugle, cornet, or trumpet solo in addition to research materials pertaining to bugle calls used at the siege of the Alamo. Some of the pieces reference specific topics, though most are of a general nature (i.e., absolute music, as opposed to programmatic music). Dates of the music are 1885-1925 and undated.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order, with title listed first in quotations, followed by instrumental forces called for, and composer(s).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Music for other instrumental combinations, Instrumental music, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Item
2015/083-6 262 "Coe's Popular Method for the Violin," Various composers, 1885
[Note: Solo violin]
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2015/083-1 48 "Good Bye and Other Small Pieces, (Violin part)" F. Paolo Tosti, et al., 1885
[Note: Violin and piano]
49 "Good Bye and Other Small Pieces, (Piano part)" F. Paolo Tosti, et al., 1885
[Note: Violin and piano]
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2015/083-4 169 "Dorothy," Seymour Smith, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
168 "Forget-Me-Not Gavotte," Geise [sic], 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
167 "Home, Sweet Home," Bishop [sic], 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
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2015/083-3 133 "Il Trovatore (selections)," Giuseppe Verdi, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
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2015/083-4 166 "Italian Waltz," Jaxone [sic], 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
165 "Juanita," Mrs. Norton, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
164 "Last Night," Kjerulf [sic], 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
162 "The Mascot (Mascotte)," Unidentified composer/lyricist, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
161 "Old Folks at Home, with Variations," Stephen Foster, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
170 "The Tyrolese and His Child," Lange, 1896
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]
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2015/083-3 146 "Angel's Serenade (La Serenata)," G. Braga, 1899
[Note: Piano, violin, and cornet]
145 "Orange Blossoms Waltz," G. Ludovic, 1899
[Note: Piano, violin, and cornet]
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2015/083-4 183 "Amazon March," G. Michaelis, 1902
[Note: Piano and two mandolins]
176 "Happy Coon From Dixie," Ford [sic], 1902
[Note: Piano and two mandolins]
175 "Jagtime Jackson's Ragtime March," F.L. Ryder, 1902
[Note: Piano and two mandolins]
172 "Thousand and One Nights Waltz," Johann Strauss, 1902
[Note: Piano and two mandolins]
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2015/083-7 314 "Weidt's Elementary Studies for Mandolin," A.J. Weidt, 1902
[Note: Mandolin solo]
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2015/083-4 171 "Ye Colonial Two-Step," Paul B. Armstrong, 1902
[Note: Piano and two mandolins]
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2015/083-7 317 "The Invincible Folio of Instrumental Music for Guitar," Various composers, 1904
[Note: One and two guitars]
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2015/083-3 136 "Cupid's Dance," Percy Wenrich, 1907
[Note: Piano and violin]
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2015/083-2 53 "Remembrance," Reuben Davies and Maudetta Martin Joseph, 1925
[Note: Harp solo]
55 "Silent Night, Holy Night," Franz Gruber and Maudetta Martin Joseph, 1925
[Note: Harp solo]
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2015/083-7 343 "El Deguello/Toque Particular," Unidentified composer/lyricist, undated
[Note: Bugle, cornet, or trumpet solo; includes research materials pertaining to bugle calls used at the siege of the Alamo]
318 "Lablache's Complete Method of Singing," Luigi Lablache, undated
[Note: Voice solo]
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2015/083-4 163 "Love's Old Sweet Song," Molloy [sic], undated
[Note: Two mandolins and guitar]



 

Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks, before 1880,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Texas sheet music collection demonstrates the breadth of published sheet music in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a significant portion relating to Texas. Caroline "Carrie" Lederer Berger (1858-1933) was a native of Jackson, Missouri, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas. She married Benjamin Berger in 1880 in Appleton, Wisconsin, and at an unknown date near the turn of the 20th century the Bergers settled in San Antonio with their four children. This undated two-volume set of bound sheet music is not a notebook in the literal sense but is rather a curated music collection meant to be used by an individual. This is similar to the well-known "notebook" of Anna Magdalena Bach (1701-1760), which consists of two collections of music presented to Frau Bach by her husband, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Like the Anna Magdalena Notebook, Berger's collection is bound, with her maiden name (Carrie M. Lederer) embossed on the cover, placing its production before 1880, the year of her marriage to Benjamin Berger.
The first volume consists of works for piano and voice (with both English and German texts being represented), while the second is music for solo piano. Berger was the daughter of Jewish immigrant parents from Germany and was likely bilingual, so it is not surprising that the collection contains German songs. This collection is an example of the types of pieces a young American woman in the late 19th century might be expected to be able to perform either as a pianist, or as a singer, or both.
These notebooks represent a collection curated by an individual living in the cultural context from which the music originated. This gives insight into what composers, genres, and moods amateur musicians in the late 19th century valued in their in-home music-making.
Arrangement
The notebook is a single item.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the individual composition), Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks, Texas sheet music collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2015/083-9 Carrie M. Lederer notebook, volume 1, undated
[Note: Notebook is titled Musical Charms: a select collection of admired solos, duetts, trios and quartetts by distinguished authors. Includes sheet music for eight songs. Published by Fischer and Bro.]
Carrie M. Lederer notebook, volume 2, undated
[Note: Notebook is in French, and is titled Sous Les Palmers, Reverie pour le Piano, par Emile Prudent, Op. 52.]